Best of Philly

Best Bar Games

2023 Best Bar Programming

Meyers Brewing Company

Any bar that has weekly bingo games where ties are determined by a beer-chugging contest is a bar we wanna be at. Then there are the live bands and comedy and trivia nights that are more fun than most. Read More »

436 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Shuffleboard

The International

Because why play shuffleboard on a regular old straight shuffleboard table when you can play it on the one-of-a-kind, custom-made L-shaped shuffleboard table at a weird Kensington bar? Read More »

1624 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2018 Best Shore Fun in Philly

Garage Passyunk

Three words: Metallica pinball machine. (Plus: three Skee-Ball lanes, a rotating lineup of food-truck menus, more than 300 different varieties of canned beer – and none of the awful Shore traffic.) Read More »

1231 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-278-2429 | Website

2018 Best Board-Game Night

Thirsty Dice

Philly will get its first-ever board-game cafe when the delayed Thirsty Dice opens in Fairmount, hopefully sometime this fall. For now, the Thirsty Dice crew hosts monthly pop-ups at Fishtown’s Evil Genius brewery. (The next one’s on August 8th.) They bring the games, and they’ll sit with you and your friends to explain the rules ... and to referee when needed. Because when you’re drinking, who really wants to pull out the instructions? Read More »


2017 Best Place for Bar Games

Elbow Lane at Harp & Crown

Drinking in a bowling alley is fun, but bowling in a bar is better—especially when the cocktails are this top-shelf. Lane reservations required. Read More »

1525 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-330-2800 | Website